June 12, 1954 - September 10, 2017
Bruce Allen Jackson, 63 of Provo, Utah, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children, grandchildren and loved ones, in his home on September 10, 2017. Bruce was a gifted Millwright, worked in his field and was supported by his union for his entire life. There wasn’t anything Bruce couldn’t build or fix. He was sought after for his skill and precision, he worked locally as well all over the United States. Bruce loved to fish and hunt. His favorite place to fish was Strawberry Reservoir. The way Bruce barbequed his fresh caught trout is unmatched. The perfect amount of butter, onions, salt and pepper stuffed inside each fish, wrapped in foil and put on the barbeque. Nothing tastes better. Bruce was a loving and loyal son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, partner and friend. Bruce loved his mother and father dearly, he was a devoted and caring son. Bruce had numerous brothers and sisters and he loved them all along with his nieces and nephews. Bruce is a father to many children. Whether biological, step or just claimed, Dad loved all his kids fiercely. He was a protective and supportive father, always tried to be there for us when we needed him. He was our best friend, our buddy, he helped in any way he could. He listened when we needed to talk but only offered advice when we asked. He was our shoulder to cry on and our biggest fan. There wasn’t anything Dad wouldn’t do for us. Dad was an amazing Grandpa. He loved all his babies so much. Dad had a talent for buying clothes for the grandkids. Somehow, he knew exactly what each grandkid would like and the exact right size. Every time. Bruce loved, and was loved by, many special women in his life. Some he married, some were life partners. Some he had children with, some he did not. He loved each of them in his own special way. Bruce had countless friends. The combination of his incredible memory matched with his magnetic personality created friendships that lasted a lifetime. Bruce had a unique way of making you feel like the most important person in the world when he gave you his attention. He sincerely treated his friends as family, because that’s how he saw them. He was so much fun to be around. Bruce loved to have a good time. He told the best stories, had an incredible sense of humor, and his laugh. Oh, his laugh. Contagious. He’d make you laugh so hard, until tears were running down your face and you couldn’t breathe. Bruce’s love for his family and friends was immense. The weight of that amount of love would crush most people. Bruce’s physical strength was astonishing. This man broke his neck, twice, and still walked. He fought cancer and withstood the treatment with a power that astonished his physicians. Bruce lived his life on his own terms. He did exactly what he wanted, broke all the rules and smashed all the limitations, right to the end. Bruce Jackson was a force, a one of a kind. Bruce was preceded in death by many, survived by many more. 06We are all fortunate to have loved him and be loved by him. Bruce’s children invite you to celebrate his life with us at the Elks Lodge, 1000 S. University Ave, Provo on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1-4pm.
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